Ski Japan - Hokkaido

Furano Snow Report for 23 Nov 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Furano at  m altitude issued: 2 pm08 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Hokkaido

Furano Snow Report for 23 Nov 2016

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Our Snow Report for Furano brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Furano snow report shown below was updated on 23 Nov 2016. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Furano.

Furano Snow Report Issued: 23 Nov 2016

Season opens: 19 November 2016 | Season closes: 7 May 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 23 Nov 2016
Fresh snow depth:4cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
70
10
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste
×
No snow
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:2 out of 10Lifts open.Furano Zone open - skiing restricted to Downhill Romance 2 lift.

Furano Snow Conditions:Great conditions for this time of year

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,It's snowing, the week ahead looks good,Temperature: -10°C

  
Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort snow report icon Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort
*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

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Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Thu Fri Sat

(400m — 994m)

snow report yesterday

136 km away

53
28

Fresh

Powder
3 cm
yesterday
12
11
21
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 697 m
0m 250m 0m

(256m — 1156m)

snow report yesterday

145 km away

Niseko Hirafu webcam
125
30

Fresh

Varied
10 cm
yesterday
13
10
28
light snow
cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 706 m
0m 200m 0m

(780m — 1661m)

snow report today

598 km away

30
20
Packed yesterday
4
6
2
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1220 m
650m 1150m 600m

(1454m — 1748m)

snow report yesterday

806 km away

30
25
Packed 23 days ago
17
18
27
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1601 m
800m 1150m 650m

(760m — 1831m)

snow report yesterday

833 km away

Happo One webcam
14
3
23
clear
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1296 m
1000m 1300m 550m

Notes on the Furano Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Furano. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Furano piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Furano snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Furano, the Furano weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Furano weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Furano, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Furano. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Furano snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Furano snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Furano snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Furano snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Furano, study the Furano piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Furano snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Furano on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Furano (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Furano Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Furano snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.